On our upcoming trip we're doing QSDP but thought we would have one character meal OOP for the trip. I've got a dinner ADR booked for the day of our arrival at Chef Mickey's but I was considering dropping that and booking a breakfast at Akerhus in Norway at Epcot. We've done Chef Mickey's twice now on previous trips and always had a lot of fun with it. I figured it would be a fun kickoff to the trip to have dinner there, then wander over to the Poly and watch Wishes from the beach. Get the Fab Five out of the way as well as Wishes. There's a part of me though that wants to do something we haven't done before. In our previous trips we've only been to Epcot once and didn't do Akerhus because we were doing CRT during the trip. We've done CRT three times (two dinners and a breakfast) and while it's definitely a cool experience, again it would be nice to do something we haven't done before. The girls also love the princesses so it would also be an easy way to get those M&G's done indoors in the A/C! So it's six on one and half a dozen on the other. If we do Akerhus it locks in our plans to do Epcot on a specific day. With CM's on the day of our arrival we run the risk of missing it if we have travel delays or issues. I think the kids would love either. I'm going to get the kids opinion on it too, but as they are 7 & 4 they will probably say "Both!" I think we get a picture at both, so that doesn't come into play. They are both buffets but there are some more unique offerings at Akerhus for sure. Akerhus is appealing because it's new. CM's is appealing because it's familiar.